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June 11, 2009 3:45 PM

Senate approves FDA regulation of tobacco products

The bill gives the federal government authority to regulate tobacco products, slash nicotine content and restrict advertising. Health advocates said the bill could prevent thousands of deaths, but opponents said new regulation would cost jobs, hurt farmers and maintain the market dominance of tobacco giant Philip Morris. A similar measure has already passed the House and President Obama has said he will sign the bill into law.

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